FISL Final Day
By eschrock on Jun 04, 2005
The last day of FISL has come and gone, thankfully. I'm completely drained, both physically and mentally. As you can probably tell from the comments on yesterday's blog entry, we had quite a night out last night in Porto Alegre. I didn't stay out quite as late as some of the Brazil guys, but Ken and I made it back in time to catch about 4 hours of sleep before heading off to the conference. Thankfully I remembered to set my alarm, otherwise I probably would have ended up in bed until the early afternoon. The full details of the night are better told in person...
This last day was significantly quieter than previous days. With the conference winding down, I assume that many people took off early. Most of our presentations today were to an audience of 2 or 3 people, and we even had to cancel some of the early ones as no one was there. I managed to give presentations for Performance, Zones, and DTrace, despite my complete lack of sleep. The DTrace presentation was particularly rough because it's primarily demo-driven, with no set plan. This turns out to be rather difficult after a night of no sleep and a few too many caipirinhas.
The highlight of the day was when a woman (stunningly beautiful, of course) came up to me while I was sitting in one of the chairs and asked to take a picture with me. We didn't talk at all, and I didn't know who she was, but she seemed psyched to be getting her picture taken with someone from Sun. I just keep telling myself that it was my stunning good looks that resulted in the picture, not my badge saying "Sun Microsystems". I can dream, can't I?
Tomorrow begins the 24 hours of travelling to get me back home. I can't wait to get back to my own apartment and a normal lifestyle.